Michael C - Virginia Magicians
As a full-time professional magician, Michael has traveled up and down the East Coast for nearly 30 years offering magical presentations specifically tailored to children and adults. Michael has performed over 6000 shows including: corporate trade shows for Xerox, McDonalds, and MCI; library shows for counties in MD, VA, DE, & the city of Philadelphia; galas and private parties in Washington, DC for Union Station, French & Italian Embassies; First Night's Annapolis, Winchester, Leesburg and hundreds of shows for children at schools, birthdays, carnivals, and the Fairfax County Park Authority.
Michael began performing professionally at age 12 and has continued to delight audiences ever since. Along with being the magic consultant and writer for the National Geographic book, You Won't Believe Your Eyes — now a favorite for young prestidigitators — Michael is also a resident artist and performer for the Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA (CAPS) and the National Theatre Community Vaudeville Program.
A member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, Michael is also an actor and director and has studied at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.
He is also a member of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers. His stage directing credits include Bat Boy: The Musical at The Studio Theatre 2ndStage (3 Helen Hayes Award nominations) and Washing Machine at The Chocolate Factory in NYC. In 2005 Michael received a 'Best Director' Helen Hayes nomination for his production of Porcelain at Tsunami Theatre Company.
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Strolling: Clever, mysterious, uncanny, and most importantly — entertaining, Michael’s close-up magic is ideal for any gathering involving adults, children, or family. Some of his most amazing close-up illusions include: chosen playing cards magically rise from the deck while being held by a spectator, a borrowed half dollar visibly penetrates a glass bottle, the famous multiplying stars dissolve and reappear in a spectators closed hand climaxing with the birth of a star galaxy and the startling finale where Michael’s arm twists 360 degrees! Michael's easy going charm and superb improvisational skills make every moment seem impromptu and effortless— and that means real MAGIC!
Birthday Show: A festive and intimate 45-minute show featuring comedy magic, improvisation, and audience participation that climaxes with the birthday child baking a rainbow magic cake. Balloon sculpturing follows with the birthday child receiving a bouquet of balloon flowers (for a girl) or a giant octopus (for a boy). For older kids (9 and up) the format is similar but the repertoire of tricks and comedy routines are more sophisticated.
Stage Show: 'Seeing is Believing' is Michael's startling and hilarious show that proves magic can be created by all of us. Using music, comedy and magic, master magician Michael C. features dazzling contemporary takes on some of magic’s most legendary effects along with his hilarious trademark audience participation routines. Rates increase with audience size. The show provides fast-paced, original and spellbinding sorcery for the entire family! This show is for 50 people or less.
Strolling: $210/hr with a two hour minimum.*
Birthday Show: $385 for a show for 20 children or less.*
Stage Show: $470 for the show description outlined above.*
*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.